Pere-lachaise Cemetery, Paris
About Pere-lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Pere-lachaise Cemetery, Paris - Address, Phone Number
Address: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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No time for the dead to rest! You will find the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery swarming with tourists on any given day. Home to some celebrated graves like those of Oscar Wilde, Piaf, Hausmann, Chopin and of course the crowd puller, Jim Morrison, this cemetery is as busy as any other sight in Paris. And rightly so. Set on a lush green rolling hill and measuring close to 50 hectares, the cemetery has beautiful mausoleums and graves. Some of them are from the World War 2 period and a few are also of Nazi victims. Their stories are moving and remind us of times where life wasn’t as easy as now. If you wish, you can grab some flowers from the nearby florist to pay respects to your favourite dead.
Pere-lachaise Cemetery Information
- It’s better to download a map of the cemetery before you visit the site. Or you can take a picture of the static map at the entrance.
- Wear comfortable shoes for your visit as the path is uneven.
How To reach Pere-lachaise Cemetery by Public Transport
- Nearest Metro: Phillipe Auguste. To reach the cemetery, Metro line 3 is the most convenient, alight at Pere Lachaise or Gambetta.
Restaurants Near Pere-lachaise Cemetery
- La Maison d’Italie
- Chrono Pizza
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Awesome! I love this place. I try to go every time I'm in Paris. It's worth the effort. Some people have complained about the people who run this place, but they're a bunch of whiners. The staff, here, have been nothing but helpful, and they've always looked out for me--even the last time when I brought along a flask and was borderline drunk. The nice gentleman picked me up at closing time and drove me to the nearest exit--with a smile. I don't know why people think the French are rude. Try going to Manhattan! Jim, Frederic, Oscar, Moliere are not to be missed. Some guy was playing "The End" at Jim's grave, and that, honestly, might have been one of the best moments of my illustrious life.
The cemetary is huge and absolutely gorgeous. We came here to visit Jim Morrison´s grave. It was not as hard to find as we thought it would be as we met a lot of people coming from the direction of the grave. It is very popular. It was beautiful to see so many people visiting this legend. Definitely worth a visit.
Every time I come to Paris, I visit this very beautiful place. the last time I came, I took a guide tour. It wasn't very expensive (as I remember maybe 20 euros), but the guide was so informative, so knowledgeable of the history, (pardon the pun), he made the place come alive. Its a beautiful, peaceful, historic and thought provoking place. There is certainly more to see than just Jim Morrison.
Very atmospheric cemetery, although there are lots of people around it is always quiet. So much more to see than just Jim Morrison. Do be aware that it is still a working cemetery, and there may be a funeral happening while you visit, so please be respectful.
It's a beautiful place and some of the graves are on Google maps (Not Oscar Wilde though). Unfortunately people keep trashing Jim Morrison's grave. It was beautiful and simple 20 years ago but now people have been chipping stones off it to take home and it's covered in graffiti. The other graves however are still beautiful.
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